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What Will Be 2016’s Hottest Jobs?

As employers and jobseekers take their respective positions in this year’s talent hunt, both can benefit from insight on which roles will be highly recruited for in the months ahead.

To help both hiring managers and candidates best position themselves in the hiring equation, Randstad US, a staffing and HR services company in the United States, has enlisted the expertise of its national recruiting team and partnered with Economic Research Institute (ERI) to publish its list of “2016 Hot Jobs.”

With 2.7 million jobs added in 2015, capping off a 2-year period that experienced the best stretch of hiring since the 1990s, many economists predict the country’s labor market will continue to see steady growth in 2016. However, even in an expanding labor market, competition by talent to secure the highest paying jobs and efforts by employers to attract them are expected to remain as fierce as ever.

Additionally, employers developing their talent acquisition strategies should consider findings from Randstad’s latest Employee Engagement Study, which uncovered nearly half (49%) of employees believe they need to leave their current employer to advance in their careers. This suggests a high potential for skilled candidates to seek out new opportunities in their field and should provide employers the impetus to stay deeply connected to and ahead of current talent trends.

Randstad’s 2016 Hot Jobs predictions include three top roles within engineering, finance, and accounting, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), manufacturing and logistics, and office and administration.

Engineering

Top Three In-Demand Jobs, With National Average Salaries and Wages

  1. Manufacturing Engineer: $79,814 with 3 to 10 years of experience
  2. Mechanical Engineer: $84,714 with 3 to 10 years of experience
  3. Electrical Engineer: $90,295 with 3 to 10 years of experience

Randstad’s Industry Experts Say …

Engineers will be highly sought after this year, especially within organizations that have not typically required engineers in the past. The healthcare and entertainment industries are just two examples of sectors that will look to hire more engineers in 2016 to support new and innovative technologies.
—Richard Zambacca, president, Randstad Engineering

Finance and Accounting

Top Three In-Demand Jobs, With National Average Salaries and Wages

  1. Senior Accountant: $61,000 to $85,000
  2. Cost Accountant: $51,000 to $74,000; management positions can expect $85,000 to $135,000
  3. Finance (Financial Analysis and Planning) Manager: $82,000 to $130,000

Randstad’s Industry Experts Say…

Technology will continue to transform the way finance and accounting teams operate and influence decision making within their organizations. While technology can present a range of challenges, such as increased regulations and risks and the need for talent with specialized skills, it also presents a tremendous opportunity to elevate the role of the finance leader. The key will be balancing the day-to-day tasks of their team with the increasing demand to help shape company strategy through the use of a comprehensive data approach.
—Kathryn Bolt, group president, Randstad Professionals and Tatum, Randstad US

Human Resources

Top Three In-Demand Jobs, With National Average Salaries and Wages

  1. Human Resources Generalist: $45,000 to $67,000
  2. Learning and Development Manager: $65,000 to $90,000
  3. Human Resources Business Partner: $85,000 to $120,000

Randstad’s Industry Experts Say …

While HR professionals with a broad base of knowledge are still in very high demand, we do anticipate that organizations will gravitate this year toward candidates with more specific skill sets to cope with an increasingly complex workforce environment. HR specialists must bring deeper expertise to the executive team around critical matters such as talent acquisition and retention, succession and compensation planning as well as workforce engagement—all while contributing to more informed business decisions.
—Kathryn Bolt, group president, Randstad Professionals and Tatum, Randstad US

Tomorrow we will present more of 2016’s hottest jobs in the field of IT, manufacturing and logistics, and office and administration. Plus, an introduction to an interactive webinar, Succeeding in the New Recruiting Landscape: Top Trends That Will Transform Your Talent Acquisition.